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Forgot to add, have some discomfort on the 2 top incisions nothing major and Im having issues with the breathing thing, they want me to get to 1500 but I only get to 1000-1250 now but better then this afternoon that it was 500.

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11/3 surgery… 20 days post op… infection nearly cleared.. incisions are healing up, a couple already done… feeling good overall!! Still not on par with liquids and food (purée) is a chore but I am ok with that…had zero excitement for purée or any of the food things I was looking forward to pre surgery but I guess that comes with the new normal…

getting waves of emotional… that’s expected but always exhausting… no regrets so far even with the setback!

it’s also weird I have both more energy and a lot less stamina… when I am going, I can go faster and with more pep in my step.. but I am still crashing by early evening … getting better since I can stay up past nine now which I didn’t for the first two weeks ….

hope everyone is doing well!

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Had GI test and visit from surgeon, all good to be released today. They will be givinf me "lunch" to gauge my intake nut i have been sipping Water from medicine cups with no issues, oyher than a gargling sensation at first.

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Discharged and at the hotel. I'm having some soft stool, that could be from the liquid for the GI test or that greasy broth i got. So far keeping liquids down, have had 12oz of Water, broth, and half a Jello.< br>
Have issues with my prescription, was only able to get one since the pharmacy is closed tomorrow. We will see..

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5 minutes ago, NP_WIP said:

Discharged and at the hotel. I'm having some soft stool, that could be from the liquid for the GI test or that greasy broth i got. So far keeping liquids down, have had 12oz of Water, broth, and half a Jello.< br>
Have issues with my prescription, was only able to get one since the pharmacy is closed tomorrow. We will see..

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Ugh pharmacy issues are the worst. So glad things are looking good for you otherwise!

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2 hours ago, NP_WIP said:

Discharged and at the hotel. I'm having some soft stool, that could be from the liquid for the GI test or that greasy broth i got. So far keeping liquids down, have had 12oz of Water, broth, and half a Jello.< br>
Have issues with my prescription, was only able to get one since the pharmacy is closed tomorrow. We will see..

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Glad to hear things are going well, and were discharged. I am sure they will work out your prescription so happy for you. I just got some not so great news. My surgery date has been changed from the 28th to the 29th due to assistant not being available on the the 28th ughhhhh its only one day but it seems like forever!

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Glad to hear things are going well, and were discharged. I am sure they will work out your prescription so happy for you. I just got some not so great news. My surgery date has been changed from the 28th to the 29th due to assistant not being available on the the 28th ughhhhh its only one day but it seems like forever!
It will go great, that gives you a day to prepare anything last minute

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I started my preop diet today and I will be going to surgery on November 30 in San Antonio the diet so far it hasn’t been too bad I’m allowed to Proteins shakes a day 3 ounces of lean Protein meat and a cup of veggies and I am allowed to have two sugar-free Jell-O today
Similar to mine, it was easier in retrospect than others just having liquids but the last day I was bored and wanted something else, but I kept reminding myself of the end goal, surgeon said the liver looked great.

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35 minutes ago, NP_WIP said:

It will go great, that gives you a day to prepare anything last minute

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Thank you, i am trying to stay positive. These Protein Shakes are almost unbearable at this point though. I am so glad i found the unflavored Isopure still its hard I have two weeks liquids so everyday seems endless to just get to surgery date.

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Thank you, i am trying to stay positive. These Protein Shakes are almost unbearable at this point though. I am so glad i found the unflavored Isopure still its hard I have two weeks liquids so everyday seems endless to just get to surgery date.
At the end I ditched the slimfast and stuck to premier caramel and chocolate that I will heat up like cocoa, sometimes will mix with the Isopure. Isopure also has some fruit clear flavors, I will mix with a little crystal light and the Protein and it was good, favorite was tropical punch and mango lime.

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Back home! Deff feel more sore today, guess those nerve blockers wore off, also travelled home and the airline I took back was a first time for me, had to walk 2 ramps and up the stairs of jet, not fun. I also think my backpack may have been too heavy for me. Feeling the incisions especially the one on my belly button, wholy cow. Have been sipping all day, I know I did not drink more than 32oz but I have been using the bathroom and the color is good.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

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My surgery is not till 5 PM on the 30th that is a long time to go without nothing to drink
Make sure to hydrate well the day before. They also hook you up to the IV well bedore your surgery time

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